Tone on Tone Ink Blending

Hello everyone! It’s Mindy from Mindy Eggen Design and I’m creating a card using tone on tone ink blending with the Heart Stencil.
I started by creating my stenciled background. I’m using a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and adding Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral and Seedless Preserve distress oxide ink. I just put on a light layer of these colors.
Next, I attach my Heart Stencil onto of my inked background. I’m using some painters tape to hold the stencil in place on my mat. Then I go back over top the stencil with the same colors as before, in the same order. I add a little bit of Candied Apple over the top of the Abandoned Coral part just to make sure it pops a little. I remove my stencil and now I have this beautiful tone-on-tone background.
Using my distress spray bottle, I add a little bit of water spots and dab up with a paper towel. I will then trim this piece down to 4″ x 5 1/4″. Next, I use a full cardbase, open it up and line up my Heart Die in the middle of the front of my card. I hold the die down with some post it tape while I run it through my Big Shot. The post it note tape is great because it won’t tear my paper when I remove it.
These Heart Dies are fabulous because it leaves a stitched edge on the heart piece cut out and also the outside where my window is, so I can save my cut out for another project. Now I have this sweet window to show through my card. I can go ahead and attach my stenciled background to the inside of the card.
Using a misti tool, I line up my sentiment with the card front shut so I can get it perfectly set in the window. Then I open the card front and stamp using some Versafine black ink.  I also go ahead and stamp the word Happy at the bottom of the card and give these a few minutes to dry. Now I hav this fun sentiment hidden inside the card!

This was a simple card to put together with a big message! I hope you enjoyed it and will give it a try. You can view the video down below or on my youtube channel HERE. A full supply list is also available on my blog HERE.


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